Mission is very much at the heart of New Horizon - and we're delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to the work of Feba this year!

The various restrictions that have been in place at different times since the beginning of 2020 have impacted all of us, and New Horizon is no exception. Quite apart from the complications of a pandemic, the hosting of in-person large gatherings is always something of a challenge, so it is great to be able to meet together again in person this summer - and we're delighted to be heading over to Coleraine to be part of New Horizon 2022! In addition to the usual exhibition, we're particularly excited that Carole Darling will be presenting a seminar featuring some of Feba's projects:

Renewing the mind in hard-to-reach places

Tuesday 9th August, 11:45 to 12:45

This seminar will involve a combination of presentation, individual reflection and small group work. There will be some thinking space around recent experiences of isolation. Feba will highlight some of the learning from audio ministry to isolated people groups. Exploring the importance of listening with perseverance, re-framing challenges with creativity and innovation and finding ways of connecting across cultures. The aim is to discuss and learn together so that we are better equipped to connect with isolated people in our own context.

Feba is a Christian mission agency focused on the creative use of radio and other audio media to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ. We work with partners across Africa, Asia and the Middle east, with a particular heart for 'hard to reach' people groups - including places where Christians face persecution for their faith.

Please do make time to visit Feba's stand to find out how you can become a messenger of hope. In a world that can seem so confused and fragile, it is a joy and privilege to be able to share the unique hope of the gospel with people who might not have opportunity to receive it by other means; we warmly invite you to be part of that with us.

Did you know that of the world's population of around 7 billion people, approximately half have no access to the internet? There are something like 7,000 spoken languages around the globe, and there are about 1 billion people who cannot read.  Religious and political ideological differences can lead to restrictions being imposed in certain places, reducing even further the access that some people have to the uniquely good news of the Christian gospel. We believe that the case for using radio and audio resources is clear and compelling!

Feba's founders were prompted to use radio to broadcast across Asia initially, before expanding to countries further afield. The network grew over the years, and today we are part of the FEBC International association - and we work with other partners too, together producing programmes for more than 50 countries, distributed through radio and other audio devices, and engaging with listeners using a wide range of tools including social media.

If you would like to find out more about Feba's ministry, you might like to have a look at some of the blog posts on our website which feature various projects. We also have an area for our wider-ranging, more general news items too. We include some of that content plus other stories in our quarterly magazine 'voice'. In all that we do, we are acutely aware that prayer is a vitally important, essential ingredient; if you would like to support Feba in prayer, then you can find our prayer materials online - centred around a diary format, with weekly themes and daily content.

If would like to receive any of Feba's resources on a regular basis, please click here and we'll be in touch!

Some of our supporters coordinate small groups of people who meet to pray together, or act as 'mission representatives' for their local church. If it would be helpful to receive multiple copies of our magazine or prayer materials to distribute to others then please let us know and we'd gladly send a bundle in the post for you. Our Volunteer Speaker programme is an exciting new way in which keen supporters can help by representing Feba at speaking engagements in their local area. An introduction to the programme can be found here. Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss this in more detail.

If you would like to support Feba's life-giving media ministry financially, please head to our online giving page where you'll find options for one-off or regular giving, including a simple Gift Aid form too. We are very grateful for our faithful, generous supporters - without whom our work would simply not be possible. Thank you!

We really hope that you have a wonderful time at New Horizon 2022 - sharing those special teaching, worship, and fellowship opportunities we hold so dear as a family of brothers and sister in Christ.

If you have any comments or questions about Feba's work, then please don't hesitate to get on touch by using the contact form available by clicking here.

Photo credits: Feba (exhibition stand); New Horizon (convention).